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The last time we saw the gang, they were leaving Miami a fractured family. They still thought of themselves as a family but the cracks were visible. Angelina was long gone, unable to make it through another whole season. Snooki and JWOWW were BFFs, MVP were a cohesive unit and Ronnie and Sammi were the only people who could stand Ronnie and Sammi. Season two probably beat expectations and now we’re on to season three and the crew is back in Jersey where they belong.

Notice anything different?

Season three starts with the usual scenes of everyone getting ready to go and making their way to the Jersey shore. This time there’s no Angelina. The producers decided the third times not the charm when it comes to her. She was mildly entertaining but for the most part, a total bitch. I mean they’re all bitches but she was an annoying, lying, whiny bitch and that’s the worst kind. She was able to string Jose along and get a Fossil watch out of him but pretty much the rest of the country couldn’t stand her.

In her stead we get Deena, Snooki’s best friend. They could be sisters. Deena is a dental assistant/waitress and self-proclaimed “walking holiday and “blast in a glass”. She wasn’t kidding. I bet she will be a thousand times more fun than Angelina which will automatically make her one million times more fun than Sammi. Deena couldn’t even make the ride from Poughkeepsie to Seaside Heights without dipping into the special bottle of booze she was saving for the Jersey shore. Welcome to the family Deena.

The rest of the gang you already know. Snooki and JWOWW are still friends but with Deena in the mix now I wonder if that relationship starts to change? Vinny and Pauly D are tight. Vinny looked genuinely excited when he hears that Pauly’s outside and even meets him at the door. The Situation is The Situation. Sammi and Ronnie are still together and as depressing as ever.

2/3rds of MVP

Everyone seemed happy to be returning to the shore except Sammi. She seemed like she was only interesting in bashing Snooki and JWOWW. Sammi got one shot in on JWOWW last season and she milked it the whole season. She thought she had life by the balls but little did she know, or maybe she didn’t want to know, that everyone thought she was the stupidest woman alive. Ronnie made her look so bad and she was the only one who didn’t realize it. She walked into the house like she was the queen and everyone better watch out. Ronnie is like a puppy and won’t dare do anything unless Sammi gives her approval. He may not be the best boyfriend alive but he’s learning how this relationship game works, for now.

Sammi and Ronnie arrive first and immediately piss everyone off and the rest of the group hasn’t even shown up yet. They decide to take the upstairs room. No problem, except it has three beds and nobody wants to room with them. Poor Situation, he wanted MVP to room together but since he showed up last, he has to bunk with Ronnie and Sammi. Situation tries to put a brave face on but you could tell he didn’t like it one bit. The Situation head rub told the whole story. The rest of the girls are together while Pauly D, Vinny and Vinny’s shower caddy have the other room.

Roomies

As everyone finally makes their way to the house you see that the Snooki, JWOWW Sammi situation hasn’t mellowed one bit. Sammi seems more emboldened to be a bitch to the rest and the tension rises quickly with Deena in the mix. The group settles, has a meal and then things get more interesting. An already drunk Deena wants to show Mike her cowboy hat but ends up showing him much more. Snooki calls it a kooka and Deena calls it a na na. Whatever you call it, The Situation saw it.

Sitch tells Ronnie and Sammi. Sammi laughs and Deena gets pissed off. While the gang hangs out downstairs, Ronnie and Sammi are in their room doing nothing. Shocker. Deena goes off on Sammi and makes a comment about Ronnie which sets him off and he goes downstairs to confront Deena and drama ensues. Sammi, Snooki and JWOWW have it out again about the note. Snooki drops a story, which may or not be true, about Ronnie’s mom calling her and asking what Ronnie’s doing with, “this boring-ass bitch”. Ronnie calls Snooki a loser from Poughkeepsie. Deena wants a piece of Sammi but instead Sammi gets JWOWW. The whole time, Vinny, Pauly D and The Situation are watching as if they’re at a tennis match. Their heads are going back and for with every insult being thrown across the room. Plus, Deena calls Sammi a cunt on the first day. Way to start out season three.

Like sisters

Somewhere between everyone showing up at the house and Deena showing Mike the goods, Snooki and Vinny have a falling out. Deena, Snooki and Vinny were in the hot tub and Vinny was creepin’ on Deena and that made Snooks very angry. Seems Vinny hooked up with her friend Ryder in between seasons and now she doesn’t want him hooking up with another one of her friends, her best friend. Snooki offers herself but Vinny doesn’t want to ruin their friendship and another fight has started. Looks like drama will dominate this season. Why wouldn’t Snooki be angry with Deena?

Awkward!

Next week we’ll get the conclusion of the JWOWW – Sammi fight. Looks like a good one. The only complaint I have about this episode is the end. For some reason they decide to show a season preview and we see some pretty interesting things. Looks like the Ronnie-Sammi thing will come to a screeching halt but I don’t know how permanent that will be. The most interesting thing is that they show a clip of Sammi, Deena and Snooki playing and sliding down the steps. How can this be? How can Snooki have anything to do with Sammi? Where’s JWOWW during this whole thing? Can’t wait to see what unfolds. I hope this season we get to meet Jay 420, Johnny Yanks and Bill.

“The way you treat people in this house is the way you’re gonna get it back.” – Vinny

Welcome back to Jersey

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It’s official, Ronnie and Sammi are both batshit crazy.  Last week Ronnie called Sammi a f**king c**t and she still loves him.  The episode starts off with a recap of Ronnie being totally destroyed and hitting on anything that moves.  Cut to this week and the boys are coming home with Ronnie boasting about doing “mad work”.  After laughing it off, Ronnie goes and gets in bed with Sammi and, being the psycho she is, she lets him.  Seeing Ronnie make his way to her bed I thought to myself, this might be the first reality show where we see an actual rape.  It didn’t happen, yet.

There has to be something seriously wrong with Ronnie.  He’s so up and down and it has nothing to with his excessive drinking.  Sober Ronnie is a mess.  The guys looked very uncomfortable with him at the club and they felt uncomfortable with him talking about how much mad work he did and how he’s gonna go get in bed with Sammi.  These guys better be more careful with Ronnie, he could end up getting them all in trouble.

Most of the episode centers around Ronnie and Sammi.  They both love each other but Ronnie thinks it’s ok to creep because he can always deny, deny, deny.  I think they broke up like five times this episode.  The tender moment of the show came when Ronnie decides that getting a tattoo is a good way to clear his head and Sammi comes along to support him.  Aww!!!  I’m hoping this season ends in a Ronnie-Sammi wedding because that marriage would be a show of its own.

I think I've seen this episode before

Angelina almost gets beat up by JWOWW again.  That might be a recurring theme until she leaves and she will surely be gone.  The question is when?  I read a spoiler and it said that when the gang goes back to Jersey a new cast member will be introduced and Angelina will be gone.  I bet The Situation and Pauly D can’t wait for her to go because she was back to her cock blocking self.  After she got done getting hammered and dancing with other chicks, she decides that Pauly D dancing and making out with an engaged woman was a no-no.  This coming from a woman who was dating a married man in the little she was in of season one.

At the end of the night, back at the house, she tells both The Situation and Pauly D that she loves them but she seems really in love with Pauly D.  She’s telling him that he shouldn’t be creeping on an engaged woman and ends up slapping Pauly D.  Pauly D yells at her to stay out of his business and for her to stop touching him.  The Situation and Pauly D tell her that they were the only ones in the house that liked her but they’re done.  Angelina is all alone now.  She’s beginning to seem like a tragic character.

The clock is ticking on Angelina

The gang does have to work this season.  I thought they would’ve done away with that since they’re making so much money per episode.  They meet their boss at the gelato shop.  This should be interesting.  I bet we lose Angelina the first day she has to go to work.  We all know how averse to work she is.

Vinny is following the same formula he had in the first season.  He’s very quiet early on but I bet he breaks out in the upcoming episodes.  Just listening to all the people in the house you can tell that Vinny is the brains of the operation.  He knows what’s right and wrong.  Vinny tries to help the others make the right decisions but even he can’t save them from themselves.  On the other hand, The Situation has no use for the Bro Code.  He doesn’t mind spilling the beans on anyone.

The Situation needs to read this

Besides the up and downs of the Ronnie and Sammi relationship, we had a gem from The Situation.  He told us all the secret of, “The shirt before the shirt”.  In a nutshell, “the shirt before the shirt” is the undershirt you wear before you put on the actual shirt you’re gonna wear for the evening.  Most likely it’s a wife-beater.  I’ve been wearing “the shirt before the shirt” for years and didn’t even know it.

The episode was light on JWOWW and Snooki except for them wanting to kick Angelina’s ass.  Hopefully we get more from these two next week.  I’m sure the first day of work should be interesting.  See you next week.

Quote of the week:

The Situation:  Yeah, I’d like to place an order for pick up please.
Delivery guy:  What’s your name?
The Situation:  Situation.
Delivery guy:  The name?
The Situation:  Yeah. Situation. Capital S-i-t-u-a-t-i-o-n.
Delivery guy:  Whatever man, What’s the order?

The gang is back, even Angelina.  The summer is finally starting to pick up.  I didn’t have high hopes for this season but I’ve already changed my mind.  No matter how famous and rich these guidos and guidettes get, they’ll always be the cast of Jersey Shore.  Wow, jet-setting around America and being wooed by Hollywood didn’t do anything for the group.  They are exactly the same as they were last season and that’s a win for us.

Right off the bat, did you see Snooki’s boyfriend?  Ouch!  She wasn’t kidding when she called him a gorilla juicehead.  She said she didn’t want to cheat but couldn’t really promise anything.  Sorry Emilio, it was nice knowing you.  Although, it would be nice if he goes to visit her when the filming starts in Jersey again.  I can see him going crazy on some dude over Snooks.  Maybe we could have an all steroid match between Ronnie and Emilio.  Hopefully people have learned not to mess with “The Smush Captain”, Ronnie.

Pauly D and The Situation decide to take a road trip down to Miami and that should be fun but seriously, what could they have to talk about other than partying, girls and GTL?  Nothing really interesting happened on this road trip except the guys decided to buy fireworks and got their SUV stuck out somewhere trying to find a place to set them off.  Good thing Pauly D is a AAA gold member.  Oh, Pauly D casually mentions that he hooked up with Angelina in LA and then he moved on to the next girl.  WTF???  Pauly D and the loathsome Angelina, we have a sub plot.

The first time we see The Situation he’s decked out in ed Hardy head to toe.  I’m seriously starting to think Ed Hardy is the official outfitter of Jersey Shore.  Too bad nobody told the cast that Ed Hardy is not cool anymore, if it ever was.  How do I know it’s not cool?  I read it on Stuff White People Like.

Way to play both sides Mike

JWOWW took to Snooki in Season 1 and now JWOWW is like Snooki’s big sister.  They decide to drive down to Miami together as well.  Again, what could they possibly talk about other than tanning and juiceheads?  Wait, Snooki doesn’t tan anymore.  Thanks Obama!  Snooki gets her orangish hue from a bottle now.  Actually, I told you about that in my Jersey Shore update three months ago.  Speaking of tanning, JWOWW is bringing a whole carry-on bag of bronzer with her for the trip.  It looks like Pauly D’s suitcase of hair gel and Ronnie’s luggage full of steroids…errr…protein powder from season 1.

Don't mess with JWOWW

Besides hating on Angelina, the girls decide to stop in a country bar in Savannah, Georgia where the girls find no one inside except a dude who totally knows who they are and tries to get some camera time.  I’m sure he won’t be the last guy or girl trying to creep so he/she can get on the show.  Snooki discovers fried pickles and they high tail it out of Hicksville on their way to Miami.

Emilio who?

Vinny is having a big Sicilian dinner before heading off to Miami.  His uncles want him to “hump and bang everything”.  That’s classy.  Looks like instead of his family being mortified with everything that happened in season 1 they want more of the same, and more, from Vinny.  America is so over!

He wants a girl a night. Good luck with that.

Then we get Angelina.  How they let her back in the show is beyond me.  She says she’s back to show the world the other side of Angelina, the real her.  After I watched the episode I figured out there’s only one side and that side’s a bitch.  Seems Pauly D and Angelina have been talking on the phone a lot.  Pauly says he doesn’t care either way if she’s there but I think otherwise.

Ronnie is a juiced up as ever and still has his stupid haircut.  He’s shown yucking it up with his friends before he leaves.  One of his, most likely a douche, friends had a great line.  He told Ronnie to break his friends balls (Vinny, Pauly D, Situation) about the double baggers they bring home.  A double bagger is a chick you need two bags for, one for her head and another for yours in case her bag falls off.  Ronnie’s friends must be a blast to hang out with.

When asked what he’s gonna do this year, Ronnie responds with “have a good time and get creepy”.  Check on the second part but if he hooks up with Sammi, and he will, there will be no having fun.  Guaranteed he’ll break his “don’t fall in love at the Jersey Shore” rule again and most likely every year he’s on the show.

The Smush Captain or Sloppy Joe?

The least fun member of the cast, Sammi, talks about how it’s gonna be weird seeing Ronnie again and living in the same house with him.  The very next thing she said is how she still loved him and doesn’t know what’s gonna happen.  No matter how much we don’t want it, those two are getting back together and it will be another train wreck.

I still love Ronnie!

JWOWW and Sammi look like they’ve lost some weight but I have yet to see if Sammi still has those thick legs of hers.  Everyone else is pretty much the same.  JWOWW looks about 10x hotter than last season.  Thankfully, she didn’t get more breast implants.  It would have made her look cheap(er).

Pauly D and The Situation show up at the house first.  It’s a way nicer place than they had in Jersey.  They claim their rooms and Angelina shows up with an actual suitcase.  She thinks the guys are nice to her so she decides to bunk with them.  The Situation is not happy as he should be.  If Angelina lasts, I can see her being her usual cock blocking self and fucking shit up for him and Pauly D.

Everyone was happy to see each other except Angelina.  Vinny said “Who?” when Pauly D said she was there.  Angelina immediately tries to buddy up to Sammi by asking her if they’re cool but Sammi says, “We’ll see.”  Not a good sign for Angelina.  Pauly D seems to be the only one who (secretly) doesn’t mind her being there.  I think he sees it as a hook up opportunity.  The Situation is playing both sides of the Angelina drama.  He tells everyone he doesn’t know why she’s back but then tells her to be tough and forget about what the others think.  The Situation is douching it up right off the bat.

If it’s possible, Angelina is more annoying and more of a bitch than last season.  I like the way Angelina said she was trying to be classy in the taxi when the girls were ignoring when in actuality she was being a huge bitch.  JWOWW wants to beat her ass but Angelina wants no part of her.  Smart move Angelina.  Looks like people wanting to beat the shit out of Angelina will be a recurring theme, at least in the first two episodes.  Snooki’s next and then it’s Sammi.  Should be fun.

This is what class looks like

The gang goes out and Ronnie and Sammi fight in the bar.  Peter Allen once said, “”Everything old is new again.”  I think he was talking about this relationship.  They go back and forth and at one point Ronnie is starting to cry while he’s talking.  The fight continues in the taxi at which point Ronnie calls Sammi and f**king c**t.  Ouch!  That’s probably one of the worst things you can call a woman.  Ronnie bails and Vinny follows, probably to make sure Ronnie doesn’t hurt someone or himself.

Ronnie and Vinny meet up with Pauly D and The Situation and Ronnie is bat shit crazy.  Either Ronnie is psycho or his roid rage is starting to kick in.  He’s just all over every chick in the place and looks sloppy drunk.  Pauly D says he loves “single Ronnie” and I think he would be lots of fun but too bad it won’t last long.  The Situation is amazed that Ronnie is hooking up with grenades, bigger ugly chicks, and landmines, thin ugly chicks.  Ronnie is just a mess.

Angelina is also there and she sees everything going on with Ronnie.  She would love to tell Sammi but since their not friends she’s gonna hold off on the stories for a later time.  Can’t wait.  You just know Ronnie will deny everything.

Before the show ends, Sammi professes her love for Ronnie again.  Yuk!

This is gonna be a great season.  I didn’t think season 1 could be topped but this should do it.  I almost forgot, The Situation is still gonna try to hook up with Sammi.  That should be interesting.  See you next week.

Quote of the week:  “I like being tan, bitch!!” – Snooki to Angelina in the cab

Season 2 of MTV’s Jersey Shore just kicked off and Reverse Oreo Sports wants you to know that we’ll be here to give our take on one of the greatest shows on TV.  Our posts on season 1 were some of our most viewed on this site.  Seems the world likes looking at pics of Snooki and JWOWW.  The Bearded One has already seen the premier of season 2 and I will be checking it out tonight.  Look for something to drop very soon.

I wonder how long Angelina lasts?

GTL and Guido for life!!!

Our favorite summer friends. Look at JWOWW!!!

LeBron James’ ill conceived “The Decison”  happened  on July 8th but the bad taste it left in everyone’s mouth is still here.  To be honest, I am not an LBJ fan and couldn’t care less where he decided to go unless it was to my beloved Clippers.  If that had happened, he would have automatically been my favorite player.  That didn’t happen but what did happen left most sports fans disillusioned with LeBron, ESPN and the state of sports in general.

The people of Cleveland beg to differ

I will tell you what I think about “The Decision” in a minute but if you want to get it from a pro please go to ESPN’s Ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer, and read his magnificent piece on “The Decision”.  Ohlmeyer’s article is probably one of my favorite pieces of sports writing in a long, long time.  The only thing I would’ve added is that this wasn’t the first time ESPN blurred the line between being a news organization and self promotion.  The Adam James/Mike Leach saga last December showed that ESPN had trouble being truthful and objective when the story concerned one of their own.  Here’s Ohlmeyer’s take on that too.  Another good read.

But even before that there was ESPN’s promotion of baseball’s Home Run Derby between 1995 and 2006 and the Sosa-McGwire saga of 1998.  I have no problem with the Derby but I did have a problem with ESPN being outraged to learn that baseball players were on the juice.  I wrote a little about it here.  ESPN had specials on the Sosa-McGuire home run battle and they would even cut in on all Sosa and McGwire at bats late in the season but no one ever thought to question if these guys were clean.  Later, they felt betrayed by both Sosa and McGwire after the whole congressional hearings thing played out.  That’s an insult to all sports fans because we all had an idea it was happening but wondered why it wasn’t investigated more.  When Selig made his big announcement that MLB would be cleaning up the game of PED’s, the only people surprised to hear that players were on the juice were ESPN and MLB.  I could write a World Cup length piece on it but I’m on vacation and can’t be bothered right now.  I’ll wait until some big name star gets outed for using to write that.

Note to ESPN: A lot of people feel this way

Back to “The Decision”.  ESPN had to know that having an hour-long, prime-time show was overkill and wouldn’t go over well with anyone not living in South Beach.  If they didn’t, then they don’t know their audience and are out of touch with todays ever cynical sports fans.  Truthfully, I didn’t watch it but already hated the idea when I heard it.  I didn’t know all the details until I read the Ombudsman’s piece on it.  How did ESPN allow itself to be taken over by LeBron and his posse for one night?  What was the reward?  Sure they did mad numbers but at what cost?  They didn’t make any money because LeBron pretty much made them pay for the privilege of allowing him to be on their airwaves that night.  Plus, ESPN should’ve known that something was up when LeBron decided that he wanted the loathsome Jim Gray to conduct the interview of him on a show LeBron and Co. conceived.  My favorite quote from the Ohlmeyer piece has to do with Gray’s involvement.  Ohlmeyer writes, “if the interviewee also brings along his own interviewer, you cannot protect the integrity of the broadcast”.  Word!!!

Jim Gray? What, wasn't Stephen A. Smith available?

Not only was ESPN at fault but how did LeBron not realize what the backlash was going to be?  He went from a loveable man-child to probably one the most hated guys in the NBA.  He’s right up there with Kobe now.  I hate Kobe Bryant and now LeBron but I can’t deny these guys are talented as hell.  Oddly, I think Kobe benefits from this short-sightedness by LeBron.  I immediately wished Kobe was in the gym at the time of the broadcast and thinking to himself, “I’m gonna turn it up this year and there ain’t nothing 6-3-1 can do about it.”  Kobe somehow was more tolerable to me and another Lakers championship wouldn’t be as hard to swallow as a Miami Heat triumph.

Go ahead and win another title. As long as 6-3-1 doesn't I'm cool with it

LeBron James, for all his business acumen, seems like an insecure child sometimes.  He’s already defined his career and legacy as a failure is he doesn’t win a ring.  He needs that ring to be Michael Jordan or better.  The only thing is that Michael would never have gone to another team to get what he wanted.  Michael was going to make things happen on his terms.  People would have to join him and not the other way around.  Kobe is the same.  Magic and Larry Bird were also the same.  LeBron just wants to be part of something and if that gets him the ring, nothing else matters.  That’s why he’ll never be like Mike.

Jordan would've never joined The Bad Boys. It was his way or no way

Was it worth it LeBron?

Does Dwyane Wade realize that he’s gonna be LBJ’s lackey in Miami and not the other way around?

Be careful what you wish for Dwyane

Some little kid probably already had these three guys on one of his Video Game teams

Pick the conversation that suits you

TBG: Hey, you remember when we were growing up in the mid 90’s (Insert The Mark Age joke here) and we would play Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and eventually N64?

Reader:

A)Yeah, of course, I had a huge collection of games

B) Yeah, kind of, I played them at a friends house

C) Yeah, but I only played Final Fantasy

D) No, I (read books, was Amish, sucked)

If you answered A or B keep reading

If you answered C or D please never comeback

TBG: Okay, so did you play those great sports games before everyone was forced to play the EA sports line almost exclusively?

Reader:

A) Sega had sports games?

B) I love Prime Time Football and Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside!

C) EA for Life

If you answered A you are younger than 10 years old, thanks for being our youngest reader

If you answered C keep reading although you might not get this like B readers

If you answered B, This article is for you.

TBG: Besides being able to talk trash, what was your favorite part of those games?

Press the C button and let the trash talking begin

Reader:

A) The graphics, they are still great!

B) You could do ridiculous trades, force teams to release players although you weren’t in control of them, and no salary cap. So you could make your favorite team an all-star squad and destroy everyone.

C) Dude, I am sorry what were we talking about.

If you answered A or C, you’re in your own world.

If you answered B, you know we are kind of living this right now, right?

Team’s are moving around the NBA Free Agency market in order to have three of their own 2008 Dream-Teamers. We have all looked at the names floating around and thought “When did a (8-16) year old become in charge of this process.”

TBG: Yeah, the possible culprits  are Bosh, Wade, and the King himself.  They officially could kill the NBA.  If all of them decide to collude and go to Miami. It will be time to lay the NBA to rest.

Reader:

A) Yeah, you are right I would cancel my NBA court side and start watching Wrestling (probably not).

B) Com’on Bearded Guy, you know it was fun to dominate and rack up meaningless stats.

If you answered A you can skip ahead,  B readers continue you below.

TBG: I know what you’re saying Reader B, I did it too and had a stellar lineup on Kobe’s Courtside:

Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Shaq, Shareef, Ray Allen, Antoine Walker, KG, Eddie Jones, Jason Kidd…to name a few.

Memphis learned their GM skills from this game

But let me ask you this, how long did you enjoy playing when it wasn’t competitive? How many,if  more than one, seasons did you play that video game through?

Reader:

A) 2 months, and I played a season and half, I was the MVP, Finals MVP, and set a scoring record. What’s your point?

B) I think I got you….

If you answered A or B keep reading.

TBG: The point is that you got bored with dominance. You were at the top of the game could do whatever you wanted as a team and you wanted to go and play something else. This is how it’s going to be for fans and even that team, if they land all three players. It’s not fun for fan if the outcome of a season is pretty much determined and it’s not fun for a player if their isn’t a challenge to overcome, if everything comes to easy, and they never have to take over single-handedly. It also leads to issues with touches, shot attempts, and endorsement dollars.

Reader:

A) What about Shaq and Kobe situation, MJ and Pippen type situation (see also Bird and Celts and Magic and Kareem), or Kobe and Gasol situation?

B) That makes sense!

If you answered A see below,

If you answered B you can skip ahead.

TBG: Those situations are much different.  When Shaq and Kobe were together Shaq was the clear Alpha Dog. MJ was the alpha, plus Pippen was drafted by the Bulls, and Gasol was a numbers guy, not a wins guy, in no way did he challenge Kobe for  Alpha status. Plus the Gasol trade was a crime against the Association.  In all these situations, the personalities fit together and were not brokered together in some kid’s imagination.

Reader:

A) The Truth shall set me free

B) I guess, although I don’t totally agree

If you answered either keep reading

TBG: This is where the EA gamer comes in, how many seasons do you play in Dynasty mode trying to sign good free agents, or prospects, or develop your players?

Reader:

A) All the time, my teams status continues to improve and there are often difficult things to achieve in building a Dynasty.

B) I was the Sega and Super Nintendo guy, can you explain what this means in life terms.

They can't be in the same jersey: for us and for them

TBG: I think of it like this. Lebron and Wade are Alpha dogs for sure. Both great players with their own legend built up where they currently play. Playing together would ruin one or both of their E/A Dynasty modes. Being the best player in the league and wanting to be one of the best of all-time would be kind of over shadowed when you teamed up with the second best in order to win your share of championships.  Kings do not have a Co-King. Kings do not share their throne. Kings don’t defer to a number two. King is a singular title.  Bosh is more of your Gasol type, and the Raptors are at a place where they can only get a sign and trade value out of him, but only if it’s a deal they can agree on. They will probably end up with less than Memphis did for Gasol. So Miami might buy Wade a sidekick for the future. I guess I can deal with that, but the epic event of all three teaming up would lead me to take my copy of the NBA down to the used game store and try to get some cash for my memories.

Enjoy Our Video Game July

The Bearded Guy

Friday Night Lights is currently on NBC and I hope you’re watching.  It’s a great show and a great season.  The Bearded Guy and I have already seen the full season and I decided to repost this in hopes of getting a few more people into the show.  If you’ve missed some episodes, you can catch up on nbc.com.  Watch it!

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!

Season 4 of Friday Night Lights just concluded on DirecTV and it will be shown on NBC starting April 30th.  In Korea I have neither of those but through the magic of the internet I have already seen every episode and I must say that it’s the best season by far.  Some familiar faces are gone (Tyra, Jason Street, Smash Williams), some characters have their last hurrah (Lyla, Matt Saracen), some characters are pushed aside (Buddy, J.D. McCoy, Joe McCoy, Dillon Panthers) and new characters emerge (Vince, Jess, Becky, Luke, East Dillon High, a maturing Tim Riggins).  If you haven’t watched this show, you still have time to catch up.  To be honest, I stopped watching after season one but caught up on seasons two and three in a two-week span in late September – early October.  Season two is not the best but maybe the whole writers strike had something to do with it.

Some have come and gone but the story remains the same

Four seasons in and FNL still hasn’t been able to garner much of an audience but those who watch are very loyal  NBC has jerked around its schedule and the DirecTV thing may or may not be a good thing.  No matter what happens, season five will be its last and I don’t think we’ll see a show this good for a while.  America is caught up in the reality television thing but nothing on Survivor, Biggest Loser or American Idol is as real as what happens on this show.  The setting is real, the characters are real and the struggles they go through are very real.  Why aren’t you watching?

I was going to break down season four but I’ll wait until it airs on NBC.  Look for my thoughts (and probably The Bearded Guy’s too) later.  In the meantime, WATCH THE DAMN SHOW!!!

That's Coach Taylor but those aren't the Dillon Panthers

Texas Forever!!!!